Need for speed met with a luxury sedan that even though many are comparing it to it’s brother the Honda Type-R. I would say that the 2024 Acura Integra Type-S takes the cake and here is why.
Not So Identical Siblings
It may seem as though the Honda Type-R and the Acura Type-S have the same type of engine and almost identical type of sculpture in terms of how these sedans look. However they are a bit different when we look at interior of these sedans.
If you are looking for a more luxury type feel to your ride, then I would say that the Type-S is definitely what you are looking for it offers comfortability yet a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that delivers 320-horsepower.
it does bring heated front seats, a head-up display, a 16-speaker ELS audio system, and a power driver’s seat as standard equipment—all features that aren’t available on the Civic Type R.
Compared to the related Civic Type R, the Integra Type S is a touch more civil around town without sacrificing much in the process. The front seats are supportive in all the right places though they’re not quite bolstered enough for track use.
The interior layout is undoubtedly nice. The climate controls, for example, are routed through big knobs that provide exactly what you want with no extra fuss.
The strong point here is the Integra’s collection of driver assist features, all of which come standard on the Type S. The adaptive cruise control worked really well on the highway and I have to say I was really comfortable driving for a couple of hours in the car.
The Acura Integra Type S gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined. That is already a decent figure for a performance car, and I managed to get an impressive 28 mpg on my real-world test route. The only downside is requirement for premium fuel, but that is par for the course in this segment.
Overall the Integra Type S is great in the best ways possible. The manual-only, connected driving experience and sleek standout styling make this car a true enthusiast machine. For buyers who find the Civic Type R just a bit too extreme, the softer-riding and less aggressively styled Integra Type S will definitely hit the spot.